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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program News

Late Blight of Tomato Detected in Massachusetts
Late blight of tomato

This disease is caused by the fungus-like organism Phytophthora infestans and can affect both tomatoes and potatoes.

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Dying Across Massachusetts

Droopy, juicy, or shriveled caterpillars are seen hanging from tree trunks and branches.

Hort Notes: Does Your Blue Spruce Have the Blues? Blame Rhizosphaera Needle Cast
Diseased needles in the canopy of a Colorado blue spruce (P. pungens).

Rhizosphaera needle cast has become a major disease of Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens), white spruce (P. glauca) and Oriental spruce (P. orientalis) in landscape settings.